This month, we’re giving back to babies and their families during a time, that for many, feel absolutely helpless.
The featured charity for the January 2015 #CheckInGiveBack Challenge is Books for Babies, a program at the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
About Books for Babies
The Books for Babies program helps new, frightened parents assist in the care of their sick infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Each child’s parents receive a children’s book when they arrive in the NICU, and at the start of every month they receive another new book. The baby’s footprints are on the inside cover of the book, giving the parents a way to see their baby’s growth from month to month.
Parents are encouraged to read the books aloud to their babies, creating a way for them to be active in their children’s care. For parents who cannot yet touch their frail babies, research has proven that voice-recognition bonding is extremely important.
Learn more about the NICU and MU Childrens Hospital. Download PDF
We’re excited to announce that CrossFit Unstoppable in Jefferson City, MO has joined the #CheckInGiveBack Challenge! Welcome aboard!